We have been here once before and enjoyed it. Looking for a steakhouse that is more reasonably priced we said no to the chains (keg, sawmill, outback etc.), thought about heading back to Chop to see if it is better the second time (they were full for our group size, obviously someone out there is enjoying it).
Although they had our reservation down for the wrong time (30mins later) they were able to get us in right away. Our service was good overall although we had to ask for bread as we were starving. Wine list is okay, reasonably priced, but nothing out of the ordinary, definitely catering to the average joe (ie. yellow tail).
Appies were enjoyable, the lobster chowder was thick and tasty with big chunks of lobster. The mussels were small but stewing in a delicious spicy tomato cream sauce with butter crusty toasted sour dough garlic bread for dippins'.
We all had steak, mostly tenderloin, one ribeye, one oscar (sirloin) & one bison. I had the small tenderloin, unfortunately my medium was quite obviously well done. Sent it back with no hesitation. Came out quickly with perfection this time. Delicious flavor, tender, buttery...wonderful. Sides were decent, but nothing to write home about.
Desserts are okay, I would be surprised if they make them all there, the cheesecake & mousse seem premade. The pecan pie however is terrific, highly recommended.
Overall for $460 for 7 of us, including drinks, 2 bottles of inexpensive wine, appies, filet & dessert...not bad at all. This place fills my 'I'm in the mood for a steak but don't want to mortgage the house' need. Also prefer the atmosphere to Chop, more upscale no skanky waitresses/hostesses.